This section covers policies specifically related to enrolment. All students are expected to familiarise themselves with the policies and procedures relating to study at Flinders University. Matters such as student conduct, assessment, academic integrity, computer facility rules, and prizes and awards are detailed there.
As part of the online enrolment process, students are required to read and accept the Enrolment Declaration in the Student Information System for each course that they are enrolling in to. This must be completed before selecting and enrolling in topics. See the 5 steps to Flinders pages for more information about how to enrol at Flinders University.
Credit for previous study
If you believe you should receive credit towards your current course for previous studies at Flinders or another tertiary institution, discuss this with the Faculty Administrative Officer (Academic) prior to enrolment. Application forms are available from your Faculty Offices and should be lodged as soon as possible with the Faculty Administrative Officer (Academic). There is a full policy on credit transfer.
Enrolment load / workload
A standard full-time workload is 36 units and student contributions and tuition fees are calculated on this basis (although different requirements apply for Austudy/Youth Allowance). A unit normally involves about two hours of student effort per week (including classes and individual study during the specified teaching period but not fieldwork) although there are variations between courses.
Students may enrol in a topic or topics comprising more than 36 units, but not more than 45 units, in any year without special approval. Students who wish to enrol in a topic or topics comprising more than 22.5 units in a semester must seek approval from the staff member responsible for approval of variations to their programs. See Enrolment Policy and Procedures for more information about study load.
Over enrolment in a course
Students who enrol in topics which will not count towards their course (eg only 4.5 units are required for completion but the student wishes to enrol in 9 units) will be required to enrol in the additional topic as a non-award student and pay the non-award tuition fees.
Topic prerequisites and waivers
Students will not be permitted to enrol in topics without meeting any required prerequisites unless they have obtained a formal waiver from the topic coordinator. Topic prerequisites are contained in the topic description for each topic.
- Continuity of Study
- Policy on Charging of Incidental Fees
- Payment and Refund of Fees: International Students - See Policy and Procedures for International Students
- Policy on Payment of Postgraduate Coursework Fees by Domestic Students
- Policy on Students with Outstanding Debts
- Refund of Student Contribution Amounts and Tuition Fees, and Remission of Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) Debts
- Non-Award Studies Policy